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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
. but the relationship with the united states, our strategic relationship and technological relationship with the united states is indispensable to us. so, of course, it is necessary for us to be able to continue in both those directions simultaneously. and that's a very important consideration. any such merger of this kind. >> and joining us for more is the director at chatham hasram. they came out against the deal. so that was from a shareholder's point of view. what about from a uk defense point of view? are there political risks in allowing this to go ahead? >> the biggest political risk was referenced somewhat by the foreign secretary there in your clip. if there are large stake holdings as part of the agreement between the french and german governments, anything over 9%, it's going to look very difficult to justify the very special sharing technology relationship that the bae systems has in that market. if b.a. systems loses some of its privileged access, from a shareholder perspective that's bad news. so really they cannot afford to let that political deal muck up the u.s. market. the civilian be
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
to outsiders about the technology that they're employing and the reliability and security aspects of the technology. and they haven't been able to make that progress in the united states. and i think that's really the market that they want to crack. it's not the only one. they've been denied access in australia. but the u.s. is the big market that they want to crack so to speak and they haven't been able to do that. it's not just telecoms. we've seen it also in natural resources. chinese companies trying to bid for oil and gas or mining resources in north america, not just in the united states, but also canada have been turned back. so there is definitely a distrust there of companies linked or based in china in a couple of key sensitive sectors. >> and we're seeing zte shares down 5.5% this morning. is that because this decision may end up impeding business not just in the u.s. for them but in a lot of western countries? >> i think that's true. they've done the best in emerging markets, so selling in to the africa and middle east and central asia and latin america and they really
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
of chinese technology firms, the shift comes as pc shipments slipped 8% worldwide with tablets and mobile devices becoming ever more popular. idc still ranks hp ahead lenovo, but only by half a percentage point. >>> royal bank of scotland set the final stock price at 175 pence this morning. you can see the price there, 183.75. >>> and ing selling to aia for $1.73 billion. the first of a series of divestments they hope to make to help repay a 10 billion euro bailout they received in 2008. the sale marks the second acquisition for aia in less than a month. >> a quick look at the agenda tomorrow. we'll continue on the ground kufblg of the imf world bank be with the japan banking minister. and we'll discuss the infosys numbers right here on "worldwide exchange". >>> still to come, we'll talk about spain, the impact of the s&p downgrade, and how long before spanish debt will be rated as junk. bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn
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